Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
This is the third book of a series reflecting the activities of the
Center for International Health and Cooperation and the Institute of International
Humanitarian Affairs in New York City. Dr Cahill, an expert in tropical diseases,
is president of the institute. The book, a collection of original essays,
intends to "address fundamental questions at the heart of humanitarian action."
The center was founded by a group of physicians and diplomats who believed
that health and humanitarian endeavors may provide the only common ground
for initiating understanding and cooperation among peoples and nations with
differing traditions and values that are shattered by war, civil conflicts,
and ethnic violence. It functions in both educational and hands-on pursuits,
including addressing tropical diseases and land mine saturation and in providing
preventive war diplomacy, silent witness, and direct involvement in prisoner
exchange and hostage release.
Fennelly JF. Humanitarian Affairs. JAMA. 2004;292(5):629-630. doi:10.1001/jama.292.5.629